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See also: hānai
- (Hawaii) The practice of traditional Hawaiian adoption of one child into another family.
- 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press 2012, page 8:
- The practice of hānai was abhorrent to the New England missionaries, who discouraged it.
hānai (not comparable)
- (Hawaii) Adopted in the traditional Hawaiian way, made a complete part of the family.
- This is Kimo, my hanai brother.